December 31, 2012

1 Mile Driven = 100 Calories

1 To Lower Your BMI, Get Out of the Car

University of Illinois researchers have determined that reducing the amount of time spent riding in or driving a car could be as effective in reducing one's body mass index as cutting the calories in one's diet. Statistically, they calculate that driving one mile less each day would result in a decrease in average BMI slightly greater than consuming 100 fewer calories each day. Part of the effect of reduced driving arises from the fact that sitting in a vehicle, even when driving, is one of the most sedentary activities that people routinely engage in, and that one of the simplest ways to become more physically active is to spend less time in a car. If that time is spent walking to wherever one planned to drive, the effect is even greater.

More at News.illinois.edu | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

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Tags: University of Illinois, Driving and Weight Gain, Driving and Body Mass Index, Driving and BMI, Sheldon Jacobson, Driving Less to Lose Weight

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